Bodrum's handmade leather sandals are renowned. The late Ali Güven, who once made sandals for Mick Jagger, was the most trusted and well-established of the cobblers; his workshop continues to put out lightweight designs that are made from specially worked leather, very comfortable for the Mediterranean summer, and aesthetically pleasing as well.
Bodrum Sq., Bodrum, 48400, Turkey
Aug 26, 2008
I ordered sandals from Ali Guven, per Fodor's recommendation, when I was in Bodrum in May of 2007. He only took cash ($300), hardly spoke English, provided no receipt when I asked for one, and said I'd receive them in 1-2 months. I was skeptical and wouldn't have bought them had he not come highly recommended by Fodor's. It has been well over one year and I have yet to receive them. I have called repeatedly and no one answers his phone and he
hasn't responded to any emails. Needless to say, I would not recommend Ali Guven.